Tuesday, October 14, 2003


Tomorrow, or the next day, or the day after that, China will become the third country to put a man in space. Go Taikonauts!

I used to have a .gif of the calligraphy for "ShenZhou", but unfortunately I seem to have lost it. Bugger; I guess I won't be going into business selling T-shirts to celebrate the event.

I'm also looking forward to how this will be greeted in the United States. Will they ignore it, "been there, done that", or will they regard it as a challenge? And will the wingnuts be frothing about "reds in space" again? It will be interesting to see...